In the 14+ years that Dr. Skrobanek has been placing dental implants, he has found that implants can give you a reliable, natural-feeling option for replacing lost teeth. Whether as a single tooth replacement or to anchor a denture, the stability provided with dental implants means that no one has to be “dentally impaired” any longer.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into your jaw to hold an implant (replacement tooth or bridge).
Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or some other reason. The surgery and restorative treatment can be completed in our office. Depending on the type of implant chosen and your specific condition, your dentist will customize a treatment plan based on your specific needs.
Will Dental Implants work for You?
To be considered an ideal candidate for a dental implant, you need to be in good oral and general health. Ideal candidates are free of periodontal disease and have healthy gums. In order for the implant to be supported, there needs to be adequate bone in your jaw. Dental Implants are used for a single tooth replacement or to replace multiple teeth.
Dental implants are connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Expert dentists, like Dr. Skrobanek, who specialize in implants have training, experience, special knowledge, and technology to help you have teeth that look and feel just like your own after your implant is finished.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Nothing looks more natural than a dental implant, with the exception of your natural teeth. Implants slow the shrinking of bone and gum tissue from the area of the missing tooth, preserving the jaw bone and prevent signs of premature aging. Other benefits to consider are:
- Approximately 49% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 are missing at least one tooth.
- Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement structure ever invented.
- Nine out of ten implants last longer than 15 years.
- Dental implants never require root canals or develop decay.
Considering a Dental Implant?
We will perform an evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant. If so, we will provide you with further information and help you regain your smile.
After Receiving a Dental Implant, What Can I Expect?
Dental implants need the same care as your own teeth: brushing, flossing and regular dental visits, in order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free.
After treatment, Dr. Skrobanek and our team at GPS Dental will work closely with you to develop a personalized care plan. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.